Author Archives: jefna14

Printing for a Cause

There are times when inspiration strikes through unexpected means.  Via a friend on Facebook I came to learn of the plight and struggle of a teenage lad.  At seventeen, his entire life has been one continuous battle for survival.  There … Continue reading

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Celebrating the Brown Birds

Imagine you’re a bird, flying 8,000 kilometres, only to find when you get there, that your home no longer exists, built on by humans.  As a keen ‘greenie’, and proud of it, I am increasingly frustrated by human doings that … Continue reading

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Paint or Print, a Quandary

There’s a freedom in painting, working with acrylics, that is not present when I embark on a new print, particularly when starting a new reduction print.  As passionate as I am about printmaking, there are times I yearn for that … Continue reading

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An Illuminating Woodcut

This time of year is busy with art shows and awards, among which is the annual John Shaw Neilson Art Prize. As part of the Penola Coonawarra Arts Festival, the award celebrates the life and poetry of Neilson, born in … Continue reading

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Changing Times in Print

Signing up for a Monthly Linocut Challenge seemed like a good idea, though when I saw the ‘brief’ for March I wasn’t so sure.  The basic theme was Fairy Tale characters, which was fine as far as it went.  It … Continue reading

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Women in Woodcuts

When I first revisited printmaking, after many moons, I was introduced to combining printing with book making, a welcome adventure for me.  Very often, after a printing session, I’m left with strips of paper.  It’s not a cheap item, so I … Continue reading

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A Printing Press by Another Name

I do enjoy printing with a metal spoon or baren (a small, handheld bamboo disk used for burnishing the back of the printing paper), but there are times I’d like to play with a press.  I also love old things.  … Continue reading

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